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Judge could not be sure who was behind the veil
Herald Sun ^
| Paul Kent
Posted on 06/20/2011 6:27:14 PM PDT by B.Lyle
A MUSLIM woman sentenced to six months' jail for making a deliberately false statement that a racist policeman tried to forcibly remove her burka has been freed on appeal.
Judge Clive Jeffreys said he was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt it was Carnita Matthews, a 47-year-old Muslim woman from Woodbine, NSW, who accused the police of racism because the person who handed in the complaint to police was wearing a burka at the time.
TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; burka; islam; sharia
Words fail me. I can only hope the judge deliberately made this decision in the hope of causing outrage, and introducing a requirement to remove the burka in certain circumstances. If this stands, and nothing is done, chaos will ensue. How will any criminal ever be prosecuted if all they have to do is don a burka?
posted on 06/20/2011 6:27:18 PM PDT
So, wearing something to disguise your face gives you a free pass????
Take note, bank robbers in his district
posted on 06/20/2011 6:38:55 PM PDT
by Mr. K
(CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
From the article, reassuring pics of supporters celebrating with cries of "Allah Uh Ahkbar" after the decision.
posted on 06/20/2011 6:51:57 PM PDT
That’s about as stupid a decision as I have ever heard.
posted on 06/20/2011 6:55:45 PM PDT
Also from the article:
Tempers soon rose and they began jostling with police after several members of the group began attacking TV cameramen.
Mrs Matthew’s lawyer Stephen Hopper defended them, saying: “They are obviously happy with the result and are expressing it in a way that is culturally appropriate to them”.
posted on 06/20/2011 6:58:29 PM PDT
(Reagan conservative union member. Not as rare as you think!)
Carnita Matthews’ parents should be convicted, for naming her after a Taco Bell menu item.
posted on 06/20/2011 8:51:34 PM PDT
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